MBB: Solid Second Half Helps Wildcats Take Down Pioneers.

Photo Credit: Kelley Marie Photography (kelleymariephotodesign.com)
Photo Credit: Kelley Marie Photography (kelleymariephotodesign.com)

MARCY, N.Y. – The SUNY Poly men's basketball team beat Utica College on Tuesday 81-71. The Wildcats won the first half, taking a 36-49 lead into the locker room. The game was tight in the second with the two teams trading blows. A run by the Wildcats in the last six minutes of the game was the difference.


At the six-minute mark, the game was within one point before some sharpshooting by Redell Freeman (Rochester, N.Y.) gave the Cats' some breathing room. Freeman had a big steal and hit two back-to-back three pointers to extend the lead to seven. From there, the Wildcat's closed out the game with solid defense and efficient offense.


Redell Freeman finished with a game high 29 points, a game high eight assists, a game high three steals, and a rebound. His performance culminated in a Player of the Game selection.


Josh Gregory (Whitesboro, N.Y.) played a big part in the win for the Wildcats. Gregory recorded a double-double with 16 points and a game high 18 rebounds. Gregory's aggressive offensive attack got him to the free throw line seven times. He also had a game high three blocks and a steal.


Tyler Taverne (Westmoreland, N.Y.) had a solid game for the Wildcats. The senior knocked down five of seven shots for the Wildcats, recording 12 points, a block, and four rebounds.


Pioneer big man Ivan Iton led his team with 25 hard-fought points. The center wreaked havoc in the paint. He had five rebounds and two blocks.


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The Wildcats will host Cazenovia College on Wednesday, November 29th. The game will be SUNY Poly's annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Game.